Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Peace Like a River

The day is finally coming to a close. (Vic writing)

When the surgeon said that everything went as planned and the node was clear, Jennifer (daughter) and I both broke into tears of joy and relief. It felt for the first time, that Renee was one step ahead of the cancer.

We finally got to see her in recovery around 4:30 and she was ready to be released. So by 5 we were on the road home. A slow miserable trip with the traffic and rain, we got home around 6:30. Renee is doing well so far and if I can keep her medicated (emphasis on medicated) and fed, we should have a pretty good night.

Renee asked me to share with you the following:

"Peace Like a River" was sung in the Skybridge, outside of the hospital while she was pacing, in the restroom, when she was in the operating prep room, and as they were wheeling her into the first operating room (she doesn't think she did it as she was wheeled into the surgery room - (we may have to ask the doctor).

She did joke with the hospital staff throughout. (What else do we expect?)

She didn't cry and weep as she has done in previous surgeries. A few tears of frustration in the waiting room waiting and waiting, and a few tears in the recovery room when she peeked at the breast and saw the missing tissue.

And best of all - one poke of a needle for the IV and that was it!

You prayer warriors rock!

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll
Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well with my soul.
It is well with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my soul.


  1. Wow! God answered our prayers! And He gave you "Peace like a river" and caused you to say, "Whatever my lot, it is well with my soul!" Amazing what the Lord can do in our trials!

    Love you and continue praying!


  2. Amen, that all has gone well.
    Amazing what the power of prayer can do. Speedy recovery my friend.
    God Bless you and your family with the strength you have to fight this. I continue to keep you all in my prayers.

    Love you.. Toni

  3. From cousin Dawn:

    I don't know if I know the tune or all the words, but must learn them to that song. Such a good song, and a hymn at that, right? Who says those aren't good anymore? That's what I grew up on and I love them all, well the ones I do know anyway. I think people were really moved of the Lord back then. Not saying they aren't today, but so many of the old hymns I think, we all still know and are just still so good.

    Sorry about my rambling about that. Am so glad to have read this post and that the Lord loves us so much. He can really help us through anything!

    You guys take it easy and we'll be talking to you (or writing) more later. Love, Dawn